RECON 23 Video Release – Adaptive Difficulty: Strategies For Making Games That Both Newbies & Enthusiasts Will Love

This talk first aired at RECON Remote 23 on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

RECON speakers, Anne & Chris Lukemans' headshot in a gold, art deco frame with the RECON logo.

Adaptive Difficulty: Strategies For Making Games That Both Newbies & Enthusiasts Will Love

This video is now available on the Room Escape Artist YouTube channel!

Speakers: Chris & Anne Lukeman
Company: Champaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space (“CU Adventures”)

As the escape room industry matures, it becomes increasingly important to design games for both first time and experienced players. These two audiences have a lot in common, but thinking about how your game accommodates both can make the difference in converting a player to a true fan and reinvigorating your customers to love the hobby (and not treat it like a passing fad). Anne and Chris will talk about a variety of low tech and high tech solutions along with the pros and cons of each.

You can’t tell from this top-quality video, but it was filmed after Chris and Anne Lukman ran Critical Putt (miniature golf + puzzles + RPG) all weekend at Gen Con, and just before a week of illness. The Lukemans are pro filmmakers and it shows.

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